Terry Ellis

Demonstration (2014) DVD PAL, color, 4.55 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: films about films, structural

A photograph of a demonstration in Trafalgar Square which I took sometime in the 1970s (and which has been taped to my studio wall since then) comes very slowly into focus, accompanied by the sound of helicopters hovering overhead.

Trafalgar Square is overlooked by the National Gallery. I've no recollection of thinking this at the time, but it seems I chose to focus on 3 figures who would not look out of place in the background of any number of 16th or 17th century paintings that hang in the gallery.

'After RH' refers to Richard Hamilton's 1970 screenprint series 'Kent State'.

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